I thought I would win Gospel Artiste of the Year award at the VGMA - MOG music
Gospel artiste claims he thought he was ahead of Diana Hamilton for the award
Ghanaian gospel artiste, MOG has disclosed disappointment in the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) saying, he thought he was going to bag the Gospel Artiste of the Year.
The MOGMusic artiste was nominated for four awards: The Gospel Song, The Gospel Artiste, Male Vocalist, and the New Artist of the Year, out of which he only won one - The Male Vocalist of the Year award.
‘’Out the four (4) nominations, I was expectant of winning the Gospel Artiste of the Year and the Male Vocalist of the Year awards. For the New Artiste of the Year, I knew Fameye will pick it up because he has worked hard for it and deserved it. So my focus was on the Gospel Artiste of the Year and the Male Vocalist of the Year. However, Diana Hamilton won that award.’’ He admitted while speaking in an interview on YFM Takoradi with the host of ‘Ryse N Shyne’ Nana Quasi Wusu popularly known as PM.
MOG, who has been on the scene for over ten years with four solid albums to his credit, went on to reveal that he gets much attention from his lady fans during the interview. He explained that he has already come up with a method of handling it.
‘’When the ladies see you on television they DM you that they love your music, but you know what they are communicating. You decide where to take it. I normally turn some of those ladies into my loyal fans. Advances from female fans happen, we are human beings but I have my cut-off point, "he said.
He also shed more light on the backlash he received for collaborating with Sarkodie because his fans felt that a music pastor at the Royal House Chapel International like himself should not be involved with a secular artiste like Sarkodie.
’In every society, there are critics and they make the system work. Sarkodie and I grew up in Tema; we are childhood friends. As kids, I sang and he rapped. I went to his mother and requested his number, called him and he agreed to do a collaboration with me. My collaboration with him was not because I was looking for fame, it’s a relationship thing’’ he stated.